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Statue of Harriet Tubman
March 22, 2017

Daring American Women at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Johnson County Park and Recreation is celebrating March as Women’s History Month.

On March 25, they are having a Daring American Women event to celebrate the rich past of women and girls in America. The public is invited to... more

March for Meals event
March 21, 2017

March for Meals food truck rally this Friday

On Friday, March 24, Johnson County Meals on Wheels will partner with Kansas City Food Truck Mafia to host its second-annual food truck rally 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Olathe, 111 N. Cherry St. Six food trucks are slated to participate in... more

2017 State of the County
March 17, 2017

2017 State of the County address set for March 28

Don't miss Chairman Eilert's 2017 State of the County address on Tuesday, March 28, at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Register for tickets to the speech from the... more

March 14, 2017

50 Plus St. Patrick's Day dance planned

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This St. Patrick's Day Dance will feature 40s and 50s tunes from local group, The... more

Weather Radio graphic
March 10, 2017

Programming your weather radio

As a part of its severe weather awareness activities, Johnson County's Emergency Management Communication's Department is available to assist residents in programming their weather radios. As the strong storms rolled through the county earlier... more

People giving out native plants at Healthy Yards Expo
March 9, 2017

Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo | April 1

If you want to make conscious choices about your lawn and garden care, the Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 1 is just for you! The environmentally-friendly lawn and garden event highlights many simple and easy practices that can be done to... more

damage at county's executive airport
March 7, 2017

Severe weather event update

Damage assessments are underway at Johnson County Executive Airport continue after strong storms moved through the county Monday night around 8:30 p.m.  

"The airport reopened to air traffic with limited operations before 9 this morning,"... more

Johnson County Executive Airport storm damage
March 7, 2017

Storm damages, shuts down Executive Airport

The Johnson County Executive Airport, located at 151st St. and Pflumm Rd, between Olathe and Overland Park, has been shut down due to multiple hangars and planes damaged in a severe storm on the evening of Monday, March 6. Emergency response... more

Fire
March 2, 2017

High fire danger in JoCo

Local fire departments and the National Weather Service are warning residents about high fire danger in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

Please refrain from any outdoor burning, be sure to fully extinguish cigarette butts and use... more

March 1, 2017

Latest issue of The Best Times Magazine hits the streets

Look for the new issue of The Best Times, the county’s publication informing and supporting Johnson County’s 60+ adults. This month’s cover story is about preventing falls, the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal... more

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